The National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Phoenix Chapter

NAHN Phoenix Chapter is committed to advancing the health of the Hispanic community in Arizona, through advocacy and educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic Nurses

Past President's Message
Hello NAHN Phoenix Chapter Members, Prospective Members and Community Partners. It was an honor to lead the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) – Phoenix Chapter, as President for 2014-2015.  I have been a member of NAHN since 2000 and have had the privilege of being mentored by our founders, Dra. Ester Ruiz and Bertha Sepulveda, both have had a significant impact in my life, personally and professionally – so it is my turn to “give back.” I am very fortunate to be working with an exceptional team of Board leaders, all committed to making sure that NAHN continues to grow and remain strong, to ultimately promote the health of the Hispanic community in Arizona.  We are currently #2, in membership size, behind only the Los Angeles NAHN Chapter!  In addition, our goal is to engage as many of you as possible – so that we prepare our next generation of NAHN leaders.  Seize the opportunity to build peer and community connections through our community health events, or consider developing or contributing leadership skills by serving as member of one of our chapter committees, and definitely attend as many monthly meetings as possible.    Recently our Board members met for a Strategic Planning meeting and develop an annual action plan that is reflective of our mission, vision, and values. A theme that emerged, and reflected in our 2015 goals, is “Honoring our past, Celebrating our present, and Shaping our future.”  This year, we will work to honor our past by sharing the history of our chapter, logo, and the story of our founders.  We want to celebrate all of our current accomplishments — so this means all of you!  Please send us any award, accomplishment, or graduation, so that we can celebrate you!  We are shaping our future by providing and supporting the professional development and academic achievement of our members by offering scholarships, important education topics at meetings, and opportunities to “care for ourselves” so that we can “take care of others.”  Shaping our future also includes growing our chapter and engaging current members through various activities. As a community partner, our collaborations with you will continue to be embedded throughout our initiatives.  We are celebrating our work together and are interested in learning how we can strengthen our partnership to shape the future of nursing and the health of our community. I encourage you to contact me or any of the Board with your ideas and suggestions. I look forward to getting to know all of you and working with you for years to come! Like our page or visit us at our monthly meetings where dinner is always provided and guests are always welcome!


Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC
Past President
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Phoenix Chapter



Our network

Without the support of our partners, we could not do the activities and events that we do today. Thank you!


 Our community partners, sponsors, and supporters make it possible to provide annual  $10,000 scholarships to Hispanic nursing students.


We mentor our newer nurses with the assistance of experienced nurses in career development and volunteer opportunities throughout the valley.


We believe that with a strong membership and network, we can help promote and advance the health care in the Hispanic community, but that all begins with you!

Adriana Perez

Empowering Hispanic Nurses and the Community Since 1991

Our Mission: